North Bay Tribe That Runs Casino Could Kick Out Dozens Of Members

CBS San Francisco

GEYSERVILLE (KPIX 5) — A Bay Area Indian tribe that runs a well-known casino could take some potentially drastic action. More than 70 members could get kicked out.

The tribe runs River Rock Casino. The tribe’s chairman has acknowledged in published reports that revenues are down more than 30 percent since Graton Casino opened nearby.

One family KPIX 5 talked to said the ousters are not a coincidence.

Stan and his brother Gregg Cordova are former chairmen and raised their families along the same road that now leads up to River Rock Casino.

Though elders were opposed, Stan said he supported the decision for the Dry Creek Rancheria Band of Pomo Indians to bring in a casino back in 2002. “Maybe it would be good for our family,” he said.

And at first it was. The tribe gave the Cordova’s money to relocate. Like every member, they got monthly per…

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